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you've worked on government u.s.a. id contracts what is going to happen? there are all the commitments let's go to equality, equal inheritance laws, equal rights. help in war zones. to stop crimes against women. which i think is a difficult one. it is in a war zone after all. but post-war zones. how much of this is going to get done? really around the world? >> the investments are being made. right now what is happening is there's been a huge movement to get the laws passed to have the structures in place, the constitutions. we know 139 countries have constitutional law to support equality of women. but it is ate enforcement of those laws that is a problem. >> it's great to have investments but who is going to be there to police that it gets to the women even our own country. we have certain laws that help that supposed to create a level playing field but we are still having challenges here. who internationally will make sure that those types of laws and investments are enfored? >> patricia you travel in central and south america what are you seeing? >> big differences in terms of wome
's largest school districts, teachers and parents across the u.s. are taking notes. top of the list? restricting standardized testing as a measure of teacher performance. teachers across the country say standardized testing inhibits and does not improve learning. but administrators say those tests measure how well students are absorbing teachers' classroom studies. some school districts, chicago included, want pay raises and incentives to be tied to those test scores. teachers unions across the country watched the strike for guidance on how they should proceed in their own districts. dr. avis jones-deweever will this change the status of education in this country? >> i don't think it's like alone will change the status. but create a situation where we can look highway teachers, unions, government in general can create better educational opportunities for all of our children. >> sadly, no, there's still no market in education we don't have a system to encourage innovation or reward results. >> politics -- education is really so localized and i think that's one of the problems is that
. >> that i not a winning issue romen- for the women's vote just the reproductive part of it since the 1980s. is this year going to be different? >> i think this year already is different. because it used to be just about abortion now it's about birth control and the vast majority of women, the vast majority of american catholics use birth control, that's been a huge issue. the other issue that it's republican governors who were laying off the teachers and social workers and the librarians and public worrs that are very heavily female the blame for that is squarely on the republican party. and i think women are very put off by all the misrepresentations. for a change mainstream media which usually says, this side says this and doesn't weigh in they took paul ryan's speech apart. he said so many things that were absolutely blatantly untrue, i think women respond to that kind of thing. they want to know where you stand and they will decide whether they agree with you. they don't want to be told things that aret true about th other candidate. >> do you think about mitt romney coming out of the
that will be available to them and always been available t them since the 50s and republicans never tried to take it away. they may not want the taxpayer to pay for that. but that is all the discussion is about. it's clear what is happening women want a brighter future. and obama failed them. he offered hope and he did not give it to them. they are out of jobs. 4400,000 more women out of jobs today than when obama started. that is what they care about their brighter future for themselves and their family and children and that is a machine of the republican convention. >> debra what about the latest unemployment rate that came out eight.1%? how is that going to -- 8.1%? how is that going to help or hurt the president. >> i don't think it's bad i don't think it's great. i think we were projecting wanting 8.4% so it's lower but it's better than what it has been and it's showing we are moving in the right direction. and jobs and women, there have been many, many private sector jobs created in the last two to three years. more than government jobs as we've done government cuts and put people out of jobs. but
in the 1950s, found that if they linked these bpa molecules together, they could make a plastic. and now it's become this very large industry, something like 10 billion pounds of this chemical are made a year. >> its used in medical flasks, medical equipment, the resins that line today about 80% of food cans that are on super market shelves in america. or a dust that's painted on paper receipts that come out of atm machines. >> its an incredibly useful molecule but over the last 15 years we've discovered that its also tied to a wide range of adverse effects. >> there is a wealth of evidence linking bpa exposure to early puberty, prostate disease, breast cancer, and changes in brain chemistry, among other conditions. spontaneous miscarriage and downs syndrome rates may also rise after exposure to bpa. bpa affects the endocrine system.a delicate, balanced system of glands and hormones that regulate such vital functions as body growth, response to stress, sexual development and behavior, production and utilization of insulin, rate of metabolism, intelligence and behavior, and the ability to re
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